Liege Airport, previously called Liege-Bierset, is an north-west of the city of Liege, in the east of Belgium, mainly focusing on air freight. At the end of 2015, it was the 8th biggest cargo airport in Europe and the 22nd biggest in the world. Liege is located in the centre of the golden triangle Paris - Amsterdam - Frankfurt that handles 66% of European freight, and 75% when taken together with London. Liege Airport is the biggest cargo airport in Belgium, and the third-biggest for passengers after Brussels Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport.
History and development over the years
The first airport in Liege was early in the twentieth century the Ans airfield. During WWI German forces occupied this territory. Those quickly judging the site inappropriate, they install at the end of 1914 another field of aviation on the site of Bierset. The Ans airfield was definitively abandoned in 1930 in favour of the Bierset site, when, on the occasion of the international exhibition of Liege, a civil terminal was installed on the site of the air base of Bierset of the Belgian Air Force. This one shared its tracks with the airport of Liege before closing in 2010. Since 1998, Liege Airport has been equipped with a new control tower.
Infrastructure of Liege Airport
A new passenger terminal was opened on April 23, 2005. It has 12 check-in counters and 4 departure lounges. This project enhanced from the technical support of “Aéroports de Paris.” At the aircraft level, 4 Boeing 737s can be processed simultaneously and take off in one hour.
Enterteinment at Liege Airport
If you are in Liege Airport by transit and have a lot of time in that case this paragraph is for you. We offer you spend that time interesting. There are many things, which you can enjoy in Liege. Marvel at the Liege-Guillemins Station. This iconic building will certainly take your breath away. The building is both a vital hub for transport in the country and a stunning example of modern architecture. It was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and is mainly made of steel. Go Gothic at the St Paul Cathedral. The St Paul Cathedral, or Liege Cathedral as it is also known, was built in the 15th Century and restored to how it is now in the 19th Century. The building is a tremendous example of Gothic architecture especially the pulpit, vaults and ceiling. See the Former Palace of the Prince-Bishops. The Former Palace of the Prince-Bishops is a stunning building located right in the centre of Liege. It used to overlook the St Lambert Cathedral before it was destroyed. The first palace was built here over 1,000 years ago but was destroyed by fire in the 12th Century. The palace is now largely as it was in the 18th Century and is a great blend of “seriousness and grandiose” as Victor Hugo once described it. The building is presently used as a courthouse.
Private Transfer to and from Liege Airport
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Shared Transfer to and from Liege Airport
Sharing transfer with other people it is one of the best way to save your money and have a comfortable transfer. In Liege you can find many companies, that will organise your shared transfer to and from Liege Airport. Just be advised, that you need to book your transfer in advance.
Liege Airport Car Hire / Car Rental
Car hiring is a common thing in the XXI century. While enjoying your holidays, you don't want to worry about taxi prices, schedules or bus stops. You just need to explore, improvise and enjoy your time. In Liege airport you can find 2 Car Rental companies: “Hertz” and “Europcar.” The counters are located inside the passenger terminal. You can find different type car. There are budget cars, executive cars, luxury cars, SUVs and so on. So you can choose the convenient version for you.
Liege Airport Taxis
You can find taxis in front of Liege Airport. This is a good idea to get Downtown. It is just 15 min. From Liege airport to the City centre, and the price will be about EUR 30. You can also book a taxi to and from Liege Airport. Just be advised to do that in advance.
Liege Airport Contact Information
Official Airport Code: LGG
Address: Rue de l’Aéroport, 4460 Grâce-Hollogne, Belgium
Tel: + 32 4 234 84 11
Official Website: www.liegeairport.com